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American Airlines Moving to Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) Mar 2021

American Airlines Moving to Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) Mar 2021

Old Oct 9, 20, 8:17 am
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American Airlines Moving to Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) Mar 2021

American Airlines has announced it's relocating from Beijing Capital to the new Beijing Daxing Airport in March 2021.

When the Dallas/Fort Worth to Bejing flight resumes on March 27, 2021, it'll operate to Daxing instead of Capital.

AA intends to codeshare with China Southern's routes out of PKX.

https://news.aa.com/news/news-detail...0/default.aspx
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Old Oct 10, 20, 7:38 am
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That grim shared Air China lounge at Capital won't be missed. Implication is that the LAX flight isn't returning anytime soon. That's unfortunate - no option at all for West Coast OneWorld and takes away the potential for all-lie-flat service with the widebody and A321T services to Philly and JFK.
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Old Oct 10, 20, 8:23 am
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I really liked the side of the PEK Air China lounge reserved for first class. It did not have over the top luxury but excelled at the basics -- quiet, great quality food and beverages, massage chairs, and showers. Will be interesting to see lounge options at PKX. Priority Pass shows only two currently.
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Old Oct 10, 20, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by only1percent View Post
That grim shared Air China lounge at Capital won't be missed. Implication is that the LAX flight isn't returning anytime soon. That's unfortunate - no option at all for West Coast OneWorld and takes away the potential for all-lie-flat service with the widebody and A321T services to Philly and JFK.
The LAX flight is gone forever, most likely. AA was basically burning money on that flight, and with ostensibly AA dropping LAX as a hub, even less so.
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Old Oct 11, 20, 12:33 am
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Originally Posted by Antarius View Post
The LAX flight is gone forever, most likely. AA was basically burning money on that flight, and with ostensibly AA dropping LAX as a hub, even less so.
They tried LAX-PEK before and it did not work out so well. They couldn’t complete by another airlines. Due to low demand. They couldn’t have enough profitable.
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Old Oct 11, 20, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by only1percent View Post
That grim shared Air China lounge at Capital won't be missed. Implication is that the LAX flight isn't returning anytime soon. That's unfortunate - no option at all for West Coast OneWorld and takes away the potential for all-lie-flat service with the widebody and A321T services to Philly and JFK.
What's wrong with JL? During normal schedules it doesn't add a whole lot of time as the connections are usually quite well timed. And even for the short-sih NRT/HND-PEK/PKX segment, JL runs widebodies, quite a few with full flat seats, but even the regional seats aren't bad.
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Old Oct 11, 20, 11:55 am
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Non-stop options from the West Coast - not many people are going to want to connect for a flight to Beijing when AC and UA offer multiple direct flights.

What would be GREAT would be great if JL offered well-timed connections to tier 2 cities in central and northern China, which would let US travelers avoid the ordeal of international arrival to domestic departure transfers in Beijing and Shanghai. CQ does that very nicely in HK but that's at lot of time and money if you're not ending up somewhere in the south of China.
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